Gun violence is the leading cause of death for black men and boys ages 15 to 34 in the United States. Community activists have been organizing against gun violence for decades, and there is still so much to be done. But there are a lot of misconceptions about how gun violence really affects black communities across the country and what can be done to reduce it.
In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we’re breaking down three major myths behind gun violence and shedding light on what organizers say can be done to reduce it. Watch above.